Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/6/18

Josh Richardson: MIA’s Most Important Player? (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Top 4 ROY Candidates (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Defense Makes “Playoff Lebron” A Thing  (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
Kyle Korver: Still Playing At A High Level (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Can We Just Enjoy Nikola Jokic For A Minute? (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Nuggets: Will Barton Recaptured Thrill After Dark Times (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Will Gobert Be The Jazz’ Big Advantage AND Big Problem In The Playoffs? (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
VanVleet May Be The Key To Raptors’ Success (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
The Celtics’ Best Non-Irving Lineups (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How Losing Irving Impacts The Celtics’ Playoff Run (from Neil Paine/Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Pacers: GR III Is Making A Defensive Impact (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
Nate McMillan’s Genius: Getting A Complete Team Effort Every Night (from Gregg Doyel, Indy Star):
Lillard: The Meaning Of “Dame Time” (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
How Portland Fell In Love With Lillard (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Blazers: Wade Baldwin IV’s Defensive Impact (from Jayson Quick, NBC Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Won’t Hesitate To Play McGruder In The Playoffs (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Video: Watch College Coaches Implement Pro Xs & Os: How Basketball Lessons Translate Across Levels (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
Q & A: Jonathan Isaac (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Devin Booker Aims To Rise With The Suns (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
In Season Full Of Surprises, Bogdanovic May Be Pacers’ Biggest (from J.Michael Falgoust, Indy Star):
Julius Randle’s Tortuous Path (from Davide Tovani, Lake Show Life):
Knicks: O’Quinn Makes Most Of Opportunities (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Why I’m Jumping To The G-League (from Darius Bazley, The Players’ Tribune):
Doncic: International Man Of Mystery (from Eustacchio Raulli/Trevor Magnotti, 94 Feet Report):
What Can NBA Teams Do With Dzanan Musa? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/29/18

Each Title Contender’s Biggest Question Mark (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Week 23 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
How The Heat Have Unleashed Wayne Ellington’s Shooting (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
Jaylen Brown Knows The Secret To Success (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Celebrating Daniel Theis (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
What Walter McCarty Learned About Coaching From Brad Stevens & Rick Pitino (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
How Quinn Cook Stayed Resilient Through Father’s Passing, NBA Roster Cuts (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Fultz: Another Step In The Right Direction (from Jessica Camerato, NBC Sports):
Fultz Needs A Perimeter Jumper To Play Next To Simmons (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
BOS 97, UTA 94 (from Celtics Blog):
3 Lessons From Jazz’ Success After Losing Hayward (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Trey Burke Is Finally Making Jumpers (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Pacers: Why Nate McMillan Calls Thad Young “The Glue” (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Why The Knicks Believe In Ntilikina (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Anthony Davis: DPOY? (from Jake Madison, Locked On Pelicans):
COY Candidacies Highlight Different Situations (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MVP Candidate Scoring: Points Per Possession By Play Type (from Todd Whitehead, Crumpled Jumper):
Luol Deng: Standing Tall For Africa (from forbesafrica.com):
This Summer’s RFA Market (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
The Basketball Dictionary: “Dive” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/20/18

A Look Back At The Wolves’ Best Start In 14 Years (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Analyzing The Wolves’ Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons & Donovan Mitchell: Breaking Down The Two Best Rookies’ Games (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Q & A:  Kyle Kuzma (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Steve Clifford (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
The Evolution Of The G-League (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
Assessing Jaylen Brown’s Progress Toward Accomplishing Key Objectives (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Blazers Confident In Zach Collins (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Oladipo: Behind The Scenes At ASG (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
8 Observations: ASG Review & More (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Each Team’s Stretch Run “Stat That Could Matter”  (from Andrew Bailey, Fanrag Sports):
New Wrinkles That Have Invigorated The Cavs’ Offense (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks Should Drop Jarrett Jack – And That’s Just The Start (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Dubs’ Assistant Ron Adams: “This Is Kind Of How Our Team Has Operated” (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
5 Up-And-Coming Stars (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
How Tiny Kinston, NC Became The Greatest Per Capita Producer Of  NBA Talent (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Draft Report: Taking Stock Of The Talent At BWB (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Hawks: Ahead Of The Game When It Comes To Future Payroll Flexibility (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
The Kings’ Final 25 Games: What To Watch For (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
Teams That Are Poised To Make A Post-ASG Run (from Dan Favale, Bleahcer Report):
The Rise Of The NBA In Australia (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/19/18

Hezonja: The Curse Of Bravado & The Gift of Opportunity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Cavs: The Advanced Stats That Improved The Team (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel):
Dario Saric, Overlooked Sixer (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Wolves: KAT & Butler Work On Forging A Connection (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Progress (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
Horford: Center Of Evolution (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Suns: Payton’s 1st Impression Is Both Encouraging And Concerning ( from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
How The NBA’s “Next Generation” Stars Fell In Love With The League (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Pelicans: What Is The Future Path For AD & DMC ?: (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Dillon Brooks’ Season, So Far (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Coach Kerr: Leadership In Action (from Jonny McMurtry, Coaching The Coaches):
Oladipo: The Star The Pacers Needed (from Ryan Eggers, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How The Pacers Can Benefit From The NBA’s Market Correction (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Basketball Broke Out At The ASG (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Most Promising “Stars In The Making” (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Do The Knicks Have To Look Forward To The Rest Of This Season? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
What Killed Off The Hook Shot? (from Mark Story, kentucky.com):
Hawks: Tyler Dorsey’s Development  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Evaluating The Top Prospects At Basketball Without Borders (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/24/17

Raptors Weekly: DeRozan Improved…Again (from William Lou, Medium):
The Sixers’ December Slump (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
–  Brad Stevens: Jayson Tatum Will Have More Opportunities/Usage As Season Progresses (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown: Making An Impact In Season Two (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Myles Turner Does It A Both Ends (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
Bam Adebayo: Learning At A Rapid Pace (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How The Bulls Became The Hottest EC Team (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Video Breakdown: How The Spurs Defend The Pick & Roll, Part One (from Coach Daniel):
Andrew Bogut: We Can’t Let Business Decisions Distract Us  (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
The Lakers’ Defensive Improvements (from Faisan Haznany, NBA Math):
OKC 103, UTA 89 (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Beasley Is Flourishing With Knicks After Roller-Coaster Start To Career (from Frank Isola, NY Daily News):
Reasons Not To Worry About The Wolves (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Bucks: The Impact Of Role Change On Malcolm Brogdon (from Matthew Hallett, Behind The Buck Pass):
Clippers: The Rise Of Jamil Wilson (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Clipperholics):
– Stauskas & Levert Are Back Together (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Kevin Pritchard Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving For The Pacers (from Derek Kramer, Indiana Sports Coverage):